Has spotify forgot about us Android users once again?

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Re: Has spotify forgot about us Android users once again?

David
Spotify Legend

Hello.

 

We'd rather update you when we have more relavant news to tell you other than "We're still working on it". But we're still working on it. As Rorey stated last week, although it's taking a little while, the Google Play version will hopefully offer some new features and polish with some bug fixes. 

 

Some users requested that a preview version be released while the main client was being worked on - which has proved very useful in providing feedback and specific UI requests on licenced' thread here. (If you haven't checked it out and posted there, I would highly recommend at least going though the first post to see what had been requested).

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Re: Has spotify forgot about us Android users once again?

eatonjb
Gig Goer

Whe it comes to beta's.  there should be a flow of a few of them.  just one, and then release, does not help.  also it's been a Month + with the current beta.  Without another beta, I have frame of refrence that there is/will be imporvment beyond.   

 

I rather Err on haveing a beta every day, then just one and then release.   not saying that you guys need to pump one out every day, but there should be something to keep our wistles wet. 

 

Re: Has spotify forgot about us Android users once again?

krikelin
Community Legend

It seems like Spotify want to hand out the android job to the crowd:

 

https://developer.spotify.com/blog/2012/05/23/libspotify-12-with-android-support-and-more/

Re: Has spotify forgot about us Android users once again?

licenced
Community Legend

@eatonjb wrote:

Whe it comes to beta's.  there should be a flow of a few of them.  just one, and then release, does not help.   


Definitely. Unless official release is imminent, having a few betas over a few weeks is a useful and encouraging thing. Maybe not one a day, but one every other week maybe. With an Agile development cycle (even a traditional one in certain cases) this is plenty of time to introduce a new feature or two and tweak/fix some existing ones, ready for a new test cycle.

 


@David wrote:

Of course we haven't forgotten about you ...


Uhuh, let's see. A quick browse of Twitter today shows:

 

@spotify

Calling all iPad and iPhone users. Try Spotify on your device for free for the next 30 days! http://t.co/naVMXpsp

 

Why, specifically, mention iPhone and iPad? It appears this offer is open to anyone.

 

Again, I don't think Spotify is neglecting Android, and it's not the fault of the mods and managers on this community. But Spotify does seem to go out of its way to pander to the iCrowd when the market is so much more.

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Re: Has spotify forgot about us Android users once again?

user-removed
Not applicable

I do not think that Spotify is joking or ignoring you as customers.

 

Maybe Spotify want to provide bug-free app right away?

 

Be patient when Spotify works hard on this app.

Re: Has spotify forgot about us Android users once again?

eatonjb
Gig Goer

Stop kidding yourself.  not to be rude but, With hundrends of other compeditors like Rdio, Mog, etc, if you ask a potentional user to "be paitnet" you basicly said, go someplace else!   

 

when was the last "official" Spotify app published?  Novemember?  and it has never really worked well on anything for long.   We deal with this stuff all the time, you either update and fix in a timely fassion, or people just walk away from you because someon will get what you want done, quickly, efficently, and workable. 

 

example, Rdio has updated the app a few times, YES there were some really annoying bugs, almost all of them squiched with little revisons over the next days and weeks.  

 

Spotify has no excuse, and no, I will not be paitent, things in the computer, and smart phone world does not get done, unless things get fixed and pounced on quicky.  

 

truth!. 

Re: Has spotify forgot about us Android users once again?

user-removed
Not applicable

I'm Spotify customer just like you. But you pay 10 € per month for music, what service you want for this price?

Re: Has spotify forgot about us Android users once again?

licenced
Community Legend
So ... another week and ... another iOS release: http://community.spotify.com/t5/Spotify-Announcements/Spotify-iOS-0-5-1/m-p/71729/message-uid/71729#...

Who'd'a thought

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Re: Has spotify forgot about us Android users once again?

miljbee
Music Fan
And Samsung is about to release Samsung music hub...

Re: Has spotify forgot about us Android users once again?

rferrett
Roadie

I am pleased they released the beta. 

 

Though I have to say I am with licensed et al in thinking that another one at some point showing some incremental improvement would have been nice. I am in the Swiftkey VIP group and I see how they do their beta's and it is ace!

 

Mind oyu we are nearly there, hopefully it is a matter of days not a matter of months.

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